Deji Elumoye in Abuja
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Kabiru Marafa, has empowered his loyalists and the less- privileged in Zamfara State with car gifts and bags of grains.
Senator Marafa (APC, Zamfara Central), through Marafa Campaign Organisation , MCO, distributed 51 cars to party executives and loyalists, 100,000 Jerseys to the youth and 2,000 bags of grains to the less-previledged in the state.
APC’s Publicity Secretary in Zamfara State, Bello Bakyasuwa in a statement said the items distributed included 24 units of Peugeot 406, 12 Volks Wagen Golf cars, three units of Peugeot 407 , six units of VW Sharon, one unit of Murano, one unit of Highlander and four Ford buses.
He listed the beneficiaries of the cars to include the state chairman of the APC, three zonal vice chairmen, state Secretary, youth leader, organising secretary, publicity secretary, women leader, all local government chairmen and other selected party loyalists in the state.
According to him, the 2,000 bags of grains were distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), less-privileged persons and youth organisations across the state.
For ease of transportation, he said a cash donation of N1,000 was attached to each of the 2,000 bags of grains for the beneficiaries to convey the item to their respective destinations.
The APC spokesperson who commended the lawmaker for the gesture, said the jerseys were distributed to youth organisations in the 147 wards of the state.
Marafa, a ranking Senator and contender for the governorship seat of Zamfara State under the platform of the APC had since declared his intention to vie for the governorship race in 2019 with a pledge to tackle insecurity, boost farming, the mainstay of the people of the state and address the increasing poverty in the state.